"Every device (people) carry emits unique signatures - even pacemakers come with wi-fi today," Wilkinson said. "And - holy smokes, what a bad idea."
The software can mimic a Wi-Fi network that the victim has tapped in the past, and can then steal any information the user enters while on the ersatz set-up, including passwords and bank details, he noted.
SensePost loaded the software into a computer that it mounted on a small, commercially available drone. The BBC story suggests the drone came from Hong Kong-based DJI. SensePost has offices in London and in Pretoria, South Africa.
Its stunt in Singapore last week reminds us once again that technology like drones, which could be used for everything from delivering pizzas and other goods, to transmitting the Internet, to fighting smog and killing people, can serve a spectrum of purposes. Technology good. Technology bad. Technology good. Technology bad...
Photo is from Giovanni via Flickr
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